LETTER: Could path be retained?

An open letter to Sir John Hayes: I understand that there are plans to close Blue Gowt Lane in Pinchbeck to make way for the new inner relief road, and I am appalled that this decision seems to have been made “on the quiet” rather like the charade of the Bourne Road crossing point, and no public larger public consultation ...

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LETTERS – We need more volunteers

I am teaming up with my colleague Gary Taylor to invite you to join our Community Speed Watch initiative and come to the next training session on Monday, March 25 at The Castle Sports Complex, 6pm. Like you, I am increasingly concerned about the number of speed related incidents in South Holland and want to help to do something about ...

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LETTERS – We need a tidal barrage

A Better Tomorrow, there is a way to end austerity locally and even raise the quality of public services. No, it is not a magic wand, the Government has made £6bn available for Green Energy projects, we need to build a tidal barrage across the Wash incorporating turbines for electricity generation. This would produce cheap green power for us and ...

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LETTERS – Television report was misleading

It was on the early evening news Tuesday night that Spalding was one of two towns to vote to stay in the EU and as a local we know the other town is Boston I don’t agree with that as every working man I have spoken to around here wants out as do I. I think this is misleading as ...

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LETTERS – How could you betray supporters?

An open letter to John Hayes: How could you betray your supporters and voters by going against everything you said you believed in and vote for that pathetic surrender deal by Teresa May? You sir are a disgrace and should stand down immediately. You have lost the support of the biggest Brexit voting county in Britain. The people will speak ...

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LETTER: Junction needs to be a roundabout

The recent coroner’s inquest must have been another sad day for the family of the motorcyclist who lost his life last year on the notorious A16 road junction at Crowland. Our condolences go to that family and all of the others who have lost loved ones in a similar circumstance. Sadly, local opinion was also vindicated by the coroner coming ...

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LETTERS – Pleased for Sir John’s support

I was pleased to see that Sir John Hayes MP has added his voice to the discussion regarding the threat to people’s homes on Bourne Road, and the appalling way the residents have been treated. It was also great to hear that he took time out of his busy schedule to meet with the people affected. It has been horrifying ...

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LETTER: Here’s hoping Parkwood delivers

The leisure users of Spalding Castle Pool can only hope that the much publicised new service provider Parkwood delivers quickly on their promise to improve facilities. The old SHDC excuse: ‘we have had issues with 1-Life’ will not cut it anymore. On recent visits only two lanes have been available for swimming (due to classes being moved into the main ...

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LETTER: I apologise for confusion

Good try Mr Mitchell (The Voice, Feb 28) in following the well tried Brexiteer path of ignoring any debate based upon facts and evidence and deciding ‘not to read’ any further part of my piece of Feb 21, you ‘appear’, (note the word), to resemble the ‘fingers in the ears/closed eyes whilst uttering, can’t hear/can’t see you’ brigade. That is ...

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LETTER: Rants influence nothing at all

I cannot understand the need for Alan Meekings’s continued campaign to fight the referendum issues ad nauseum. His fellow Remain favouring majority MPs in the house are making a very good show of undermining the referendum result, whilst claiming the contrary. His rants influence nothing at all and it is time he was simply ignored and let the real power ...

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Why is there no suitable crossing?

For most people, crossing the A17 to go into Holbeach is quite difficult without a suitable crossing. We are at the mercy of a small number of thinking drivers. I am a fairly able bodied woman in my late 70s and I cross to Boston Road South regularly. Recently I spoke to a gentleman who was walking with a mobility ...

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LETTER – Appalled over relief road plans

An open letter to Sir John Hayes: We wish to record how appalled we are about plans for the proposed Spalding Western Relief Road. How can it be deemed to be a relief road when the middle section may, or may not, be constructed sometime/never. Why do the councillors and planners regard the local residents as gullible idiots? We are ...

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LETTERS – Who will recycle crisp packets?

I had to read the article about crisp packet recycling twice in the February 28 issue of the Voice as I could not quite believe what I was reading. How long has it been since we needed special places to dispose of crisp packets, especially Walkers, it would appear? I have always put mine in the recycling back at home. ...

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LETTERS – Boundary changes and Brexit

Boundary changes The review of boundaries just agreed by South Holland District Council have little to do with democracy or cost saving. Population spread in our district wards is well within the national recommendations. No government or council ever initiates such a review unless they believe it will benefit their party. The aim here looks more like an attempt to ...

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LETTERS – Well done to all winners

It was recently my privilege to once again attend the annual Lincolnshire Care Awards, the third year of this ceremony, which acknowledges the immensely valuable work done across our county by all those who work in this environment. This Lincolnshire Care Association well-supported evening celebrated and recognised the sector’s hard work and commitment. All too often we hear of disturbing ...

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LETTERS – Park is for the people

I read with interest A Tong’s letter of February 28 regarding Carter’s Park. Maybe A Tong should put his access concerns directly to the parish council with regard to the dog walking area. They could also confirm that Carter’s Park was left in trust to the people of Holbeach for the provision of sport for the people of the town. ...

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LETTERS – Article does not reflect our experience

I was surprised to read the article in the issue dated February 21 about Atlas Care. My partner is in receipt of help provided by them. Your article does not reflect our experience of what happens in Holbeach area when a carer comes to assist a client in washing and dressing in the morning. There is little or no continuity ...

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LETTERS – We will continue to fight

We would like to thank the residents of Spalding for their messages of support received over the past two weeks. We have lived in South Holland all our lives, as have generations before us and consider ourselves loyal citizens of the district. The past two weeks have been traumatic for all, and the residents along Bourne Road are all of ...

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LETTER: Council does its best

A letter in The Voice (January 24) relating to the Holbeach Parish Precept and Carter’s Park is somewhat misleading, though I am sorry that a resident is unhappy. After new homes are included in the 2019/20 figures, the rise this year will be about 3.7 per cent, in cash terms, less than 25p per house per month. The average precept ...

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LETTER: Remainers’ scare stories

Mr Meekings continues to perpetuate his widely discredited campaign of disinformation and false news regarding Brexit, especially when he knows full well that it is the Brexiteers that work on the basis of ‘common sense, facts and evidence’. If evidence is required, look at the accuracy of Project Fear. Before the 2016 referendum, remain supporting economists preached that voting to ...

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